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Antique Swiss and American mechanical watch repair specialists since 1987


Thank you for visiting my vintage and antique watch repair site. Most visitors are here because they own an heirloom "family watch" and want to learn more about it's potential of being serviced and repaired. Most inherited mechanical watches were made in an era where the science of perfecting dependable timekeeping forced industry competition. The resulting jeweled watches are amazing and comparable to any science achievement in man's history. I encourage you to click through my antique watch repair site and learn more about my guaranteed mechanical watch services and welcome you to contact me.




I supply both watch parts to the watchmaker AND watch restoration services. Please read my website and contact me with any questions.

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Allow us to restore your vintage mechanical timepiece with the devoted care and professional service every family heirloom timepiece deserves. We are not a production mechanical watch repair facility. We are a specialized shop, unhurried and uncompromising in our approach taken to repair and restore your early American and Swiss pocket or wrist watch. We provide pocket and wristwatch cleaning, restoration, overhaul and consultation.

It's becoming somewhat difficult to find a local watchmaker these days, we know. We hear it all the time. One that specializes in the old mechanical watches from the hay day of Swiss and American watch manufacturing is getting even harder. This by the way, is our specialty.

As a former Watchmakers Guild official, and out of respect for your local American Watchmaker, should you be in need of an antique watch repair service, check your local yellow pages first, and pursue his services first. If you run out of luck there, feel free to contact me. I'd like to gain you as a life long customer as I have so many families who know and respect what their mechanical watch needs and deserves.


Rogin Starweld Laser Welder:
If the exterior of your watches case and case back have clearly worn after many years of faithful use, we do have some options relating to it's restoration that I'd like to detail.  

There isn't a long-term durable approach to re-plating any such watch case with a  standard yellow gold color.  This improper approach that some use to re-plate an  item with a gold color is an electro-chemical process and simply isn't durable enough for standard use.  It'll look good for a few weeks and then it begins to look worn and quite ugly.  I don't offer this yellow gold plating service as it can cause more harm than help.

The only long term durable approach to re-plating any base metal case (brass foundation) is through rhodium plating. This procedure results in a beautiful appearance with the watch cases final color and sheen being similar to silver, white gold or platinum and not yellow-gold in color.   This process requires hand preparation, double copper plating and then a double  rhodium plating.  To restore your case to look new again begins at $200. This accounts for the extremely high price of rhodium ($1650 /oz.) and the many hours of labor involved.

Please examine the before and after photos and expect your worn case to turn out as beautiful as this one did.  Normally, most of the rhodium plating case restorations that I do are for families that have a WWII serviceman's wrist watch made by Elgin, Hamilton and Waltham yet many other watches will benefit from this case restoration process. Send along a detailed description of your watch and a digital photo if possible and I'll be glad to determine suitability and an estimated cost of this spectacular case restoration service.


POCKETWATCHES: The pocket watches that I will consider for restoration are the factories of : Ball, Columbus Watch Company, Elgin, Hamilton, Hampden, E. Howard, Howard Watch Co., Illinois, Peoria Watch co., Rockford, Seth Thomas, South Bend, United States Watch Co., U.S. Watch Co., and Waltham.

Other watches we would be interested in repairing:
Freeport Watch Co.
Luther Goddard
Benedict & Burham
Fitchburg Watch bo.
D.D. PalmerRemont Watch Co.
W.E. Harper
Appleton watch Co.
American Repeating Watch Co.
Rockford Watch Co.
Aurora Watch Co.
George Reed
Ball Watch Co.
Watch Co.
Jacob Custer
Hamilton Watch Co.
Charles Fasoltd
Peoria Watch co
Melrose Watch Co.
Trenton Watch do.
Ingersol
South Bend Watch Co.
U.S. Watch Co.
New York Watch Co.
Washington Watch Co.
Appleton, Tracy & Co.
Bannatyne Watch Co.
National Watch Co.
Illinois Watch Co.
South Bend Watch Co.
U.S Watch Co.
Adams & Perry Watch Co.
Columbus Watch Co.
Cornell Watch Co
Waterbury
Cheshire Watch Co.
Wichita Watch Co.
J.P.Stevens Watch Co.
Warren Manufacturing Co.
American Waltham
Rock Island Watch Co.
Seth Thomas Watch do.
Potter Albert Watch Co.
Nashua Watch Co.
American Waltham Watch Co.
E.F. Bowman
Thomas Harland
Auburndale Watch Co.
New England Watch Co.,
Newark Watch Co.
James & Henry Pitkin
Manhatten Watch Co.
Herman Vod der Heydt
Boston Watch Co.
Lancaster Watch Co.
B.D. Bingham
Western Watch Co.
Independent Watch Co.
Hampden Watch Co.
Otay Watch Co.
E. Howard and Co.
Mosart Watch Co.
Non-Magnetic Watch Co.E. Ingraham


WRISTWATCHES: We will consider for restoration any high grade manual wind, or automatic Swiss watch of 15 jewels or better of the following manufacture:
Bueche-Girod
Cyma
Leonidas
Vacheron
Geneve
Unitas
Tornex-Rayville
Regina
Kelton
Ball
Roxy
Movado
Pronto
Stowa
Blancpain
LIbela
Hermes
Schultz
Mar Nicolet
Nicewatch Co.
Coronet
Corum
LeCoultre
Felca
Vulcain
Monte
Eterna
Urania
Admes
Ardath
Concord
Rembrant
Verno
Rapid
Welsbro
Olma
Didisheim
Newmark
Gubelin
Hamilton
Alavente
Olympia
Delbana
Breguet
Baylor
Borel Boucheron
Excelsior
Rotary
Rockford
Rolex
Harwood
Eska
Cawford
Helvetia
Chopard
Garland
Standard
Henda
P. Buhre
Harman
Orator
Benson
Crown
Wig Wag
Daynite
Faith
Germinal
Imperial
Hydepark
Rocail
Bulova
Golay
Rado
Condal
Jules Jurgensen
Turler
Seeland
Gallet
Mars
Frey
Alpina
Hilton
Wittnauer
Longines
Audemars Piguet
Croton
Helbros
Arbi
Electra
Universal
Boulevard
Weldon
Record
Avalon
Shield
Aramis
Hebdomas
Lusina
Juvenia
Frodsham
Jaeger
P. Garnier
Warwick
Louvig
PiagetPreesent
Carlton
Timecraft
Eberhard
Arsa
Hayden
Alsta
Lip
Kord
Central
Nicolet Watch
Watex
Grana
Hallmark
Wakmann
Certina
Trebex
Monarch
Marlys
Cortebert
Goering
Winton
Haste
Charles Nicolet
Zodiac
Clebar
National
Nivada
Touchon
LePhare
Ofair
Butex
Perpetual Watch Co.
Dunhill
Hy. Moser & Cie
Provita
Roamer
Glashutte
Illinois
Sperina
Evans
Beltone
Cartier
Eloga
Bucherer
Hafis
Friedli
Zentra
Rima
Elgin
Fontainemelon
Bovet
Harvel
Favre Leuba
Doxa
Perfine
Mt. Vernon
Lancel
Patria
Ultimor
Arctus
Emerson
Huguenin
Ace Acro
Fairfax
Lucerne
Tiffany
Titus
Rulon
Hever
Sigma
Alton
Semca
Hampden
Minerva
Uhrenfabrik Glashutte
Wyler
Van Cleef & Arpels
Phillepe Watch Co.
Tissot
Orvin
Alpha
Revue
Asprey
Baume & Mercier
Gruen
Glycine
Tavannes
Lorton
Jardur
Ogival
Tourneau
Orfina
Mido
International
Kent
Smith
A. Lange & Sohne
Octo
Audax
Louis
Driva
Benrus
Pabro
Yale
Moriva
Ekegren
Continental
Enicar
Lang Uhr
Ebel
Lemania
Patek Philippe
Dome
J.E. Watch Co.
Framont
Univer
Zenith
Niton
Mappin
Lucien Piccard
Berg
Westend
Duodial
Americus
Rolls
Normandie
Lyceum
Seth Thomas
Kurth
South Bend
Parker
Aristo
Exactus
Lavina
Agassiz
Harvard
Mimo
Sheffield
Montbrilliant
Omega
Altus
WhiteStar
Invicta
Kelek
Ollendorff
Levrette
Angelus
Buren
Ulysse Nardin
Dugena
Guinand
Autdrist
Kingston
Kelbert
Girard-Perregaux
Weltall
Cornavin
Opel
Breitling
Laco


Models of watches that we repair:
Milton
stanley
Beau Royal
Prentice
Gramercy
Sea Ranger
Barton
Hastings
Norman
Mate
Accumatic
Sherwood
Champion
Dwight
Andover
Custer
Bentley
Spencer
Baronet Beau Brummel
Cedric
Bostonian
Clinton
Jeffrey
watson
Ascot
Grover
Webster
Franklion
Chief
Crispin
Pinehurst
Spur
Talbot
direct read
Maritza
Kinematic Kirby
Black Star
Vincent
New Yorker
Carlyle
Winthrop
Byrd
Gordon
Langdon
Heyward
Oakmont
Pierre
Major
Whitford
Sea-glo
Guardsman
Wilson
Guardsman
Khyber
Sea Hawk
Longacre
Gold knight
Brock
William Osler
Trudy Spur
Maxine
Cordell
Pimlico
Avigo
Airflight
Milburn
Glenn Curtis
Reardon
Edgewood
Elliot Emery
Brockton
Midas
Newlin
Marquis strap
Ardsley
Fleetwood
Stanford
Sky Chief
Captain Rice
Oval
Andrews
Chadwick
Seaview
Winfield
Drummond
Raleigh
Murray
Grenadier
Sea Rover
Barry
Commander
Harris
Perry
Baron
Piping Rock
Consul
Whitman
Caroline
Nightingale
Thor
Bailey
Mayfield
Adrian
The Athelete
Sea Scape
Majesty
Dartmouth
Hayden
Orson
Cullen
Brewster
Mount Vernon
Kinematic
Fleetwood
Adjutant
Cross country
Blade
Cyril
Eaton
Rolland Fischer
Lester
Bartley
Scott
Lowell
Gary
Sawyer
Vernon
Lincrest
Bowman
Dixon
Calvin
Foster
Flint Ridge
Quadron
Chanticleer
Scout
Wesley
Montclair
Richmond
Sea Breeze
Roland
Futura
Newton
Sea Cliff
Clyde
Cedercrest Chevy Chase
Marshall
Stormking
Darrell
Drake
Doublet
Piccadilly
Donald
Dickens
Vernon
Edgewater
Dewitt
Golden Tempus
Arnold
Jolly Roger
Marcus
Ramsey
Sir Echo
Trooper
Morley
Raleigh
Casino
Adonis
Dorsey
Aldrich
Essex
Myron
Raymon
Ward
Coronado
Gladstone
Golden Tempus II
Gardner
Russell
Dyson
Curvex
Dexter
Whitney
Thin-o-matic Masterpiece
Seabrook
Whitehall
Cameron
Cavalier
Ristflo
Flight I
Chapman
Langford
Eric
Mermaid Blue Angel Golden Knights
Lord Lancaster
Viking
Farrell
Kensignton
Fulton
Ardmore
Airman
Precision
Gilman
Kirk
Molly Stark
Diamond
Boulton
ipso-vox
Baxter
Lindsay
Greenwich
Sloane
Top Time
Ensign
Ryan
Putnam
Norman
Cranston
Thinline
Top Gun
Ambassador
Chatham
Alan
Wilshire
Wakefield
Arlington Hawthorne
Chronomatic top hat
Derby
Valiant
Landon
Benton
President Antique
Contour
Sea mate
Commodore
Annapolis
Lone Eagle
Donavan
Tiger & Lady
Sea-crest
Dunhan
Kevin
First Mate
Blake
Sidney
Radburn
Monaco
Culver
Dodson
Haddon
Tildon
Warwick
Cambridge
The Governor
Grant
Secron
Centurion
Glendon
Black knight
Lambert
Gyromatic
Sheryll
Larchmont
Berkshire
Carteret
Glendale
Pacermatic
Colby
Reagan
Collegian
Enditcott
Bryn Mawr
Grafic Deluxe
Varsity
Ensign
Touraine
Hudson
West Point
Medalist Wembley
Crusade
Briarcliffe
Taylor
Stafford
Livingston
Lance
Streamlined
Chatham
Sea Scout Sea Skip
Ericsson Emerson
Yorktown
Courier
Hartman
Rodney
Otis
Barbizon
Peyton
Todd
Sea-cap
Lyndon
Glenn
Aqua Lung
Yorktown
Oakley
Bradford
Staunton
the Curtis
Veri-thin
Lakeland
Norde
Medford
Bagley
Curtis
Morton
Jason
Brandon
Drew
Tyron Vardon
Brooke
Drexel
Paxton
Howard
Amherst
Coburn
Viscount
Arlington
Clearview
Eternamatic
Turner
Lee
Clark
Holden
Mason
Senator
Seville Sheldon
Wesleyan
Halesworth B
Surf
Boatswain
Chieftan
Carlton
Wilkinson
Flight II
Citadel
Beldon
Manhattan
Finalist
Frontenac
Edgemere
Keane
Powell
Croydon
Allison
Sinclair
Argyle
Carson
Oxford
Langley
Linwood
Corvet
Transcontinental A B
Craig
Martin
Gilvert
Carl
Romanesquen Ross
Sinclair
Lakehurst
Parker B
Yeoman
Stanford
Attache
The Chief's
Austin
Aviator
Samson
Robert Roberta
Cadet
Lawrence
Gulfport
Deauville
Paige
Dean
Spencer
Wellington
Carlisle
Linden Hall
Kenilworth Gallahad
Norfolk
Boone
Norton
Dennis
Thornton
Sutton
Meadowbrook
Rutgers
Garfield
Huntley
Blair
Tempus
Lyle B
Neil
Dante
Tuxedo
dunkirk
Steeldon
Stadium
Prescott
Wayne
Windsor
Nelson
Judson
Randolph
Minu-stop
Ansley
Courtney
Merritt
Dawson
Portia
Cabot
Ashley
Trent
Secometer Sedgman
Thincraft
Stuart
Windsor
Bianca
Keith
Chesterfield
Malcom
Errol
Sentinal
Baton
Boyd
Rutledge
Sea guard
Blackstone
Brent
B.W. Raymond
Conway
Aqualine
...


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